Juvenile Large Print Collection

Read on for a complete list of titles in the new jLarge Print collection!

The crossover

Kwame Alexander

jFICTION Alexander, Kwame
Kids, Sports, Poetry

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Rebound

Kwame Alexander

jFICTION Alexander, Kwame
Kids, Sports, Poetry

In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

The line tender

Kate Allen

jFICTION Allen, Kate
Kids

Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier.

Ms. Bixby's last day

John David Anderson

jFICTION Anderson, John David
Kids

Topher, Brand, and Steve, dismayed when their gifted teacher announces she is leaving due to illness, share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together.

Chains

Laurie Halse Anderson

jFICTION Anderson, Laurie Halse
Kids, Historical Fiction

When their owner dies at the start of the Revolution, Isabel and her younger sister are sold to Loyalists in New York, where Isabel is offered the chance to spy for the Patriots.

Forge

Laurie Halse Anderson

jFICTION Anderson, Laurie Halse
Kids, Historical Fiction

Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

Ashes

Laurie Halse Anderson

jFICTION Anderson, Laurie Halse
Kids, Historical Fiction

"As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"--

Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate

jFICTION Applegate, Katherine
Kids

"A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"--

The one and only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

jFICTION Applegate, Katherine
Kids

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Wishtree

Katherine Applegate

jFICTION Applegate, Katherine
Kids

"Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree" -- people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say that Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever"--

The last

Katherine Applegate

jFICTION Applegate, Katherine
Kids, Fantasy

Byx, the youngest member and only survivor of her pack of mythical doglike creatures, dairnes, sets out to find safe haven and, perhaps, more of her kind, aided by allies, both animal and human.

Small spaces

Katherine Arden

jFICTION Arden, Katherine
Kids, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror

After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to venture through frightening woods, relying on her wits to survive and sticking to small spaces.

The night gardener

Jonathan Auxier

jFICTION Auxier, Jonathan
Kids, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Tuck everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

jFICTION Babbitt, Natalie
Kids, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

The girl who drank the moon

Kelly Regan Barnhill

jFICTION Barnhill, Kelly Regan
Kids, Fantasy

"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her"--

The thing about jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

jFICTION Benjamin, Ali
Kids

Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.

The Next Great Paulie Fink

Ali Benjamin

jFICTION Benjamin, Ali
Kids

Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school's legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.

The benefits of being an octopus

Ann Braden

jFICTION Braden, Ann
Kids

Seventh-grader Zoey Albro focuses on caring for three younger siblings and avoiding rich classmates at school until her fascination with octopuses gets her on the debate team and she begins to speak out.

The war that saved my life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

jFICTION Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Kids, Historical Fiction

Ten-year-old Ada has never left her family's one-room apartment. Her bitter mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. But when her little brother, Jamie is going to be shipped out of London to escape World War II, Ada doesn't waste a minute: she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take in two kids. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan - and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?

The war I finally won

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

jFICTION Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Kids, Historical Fiction

"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"--

The boys in the boat : the true story of an American team's epic journey to win gold at the 1936 olympics

Daniel James Brown

j797.1230922 Brown
Kids, Nonfiction, Sports

Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.

The wild robot

Peter Brown

jFICTION Brown, Peter
Kids, Science Fiction

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

The wild robot escapes

Peter Brown

jFICTION Brown, Peter
Kids, Science Fiction

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm where she befriends her owner's family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill.

Talking leaves

Joseph Bruchac

jFICTION Bruchac, Joseph
Kids, Historical Fiction

"The story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, as told by his thirteen year old son"--

Hurricane Child

Kheryn Callender

jFICTION Callender, Kheryn
Kids, LGBTQ+

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

The storm runner

Jennifer Cervantes

jFICTION Cervantes, Jennifer
Kids, Fantasy

To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

See you in the cosmos

Jack Cheng

jFICTION Cheng, Jack
Kids

"Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip and he records it all on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space"--

Aru Shah and the song of death

Roshani Chokshi

jFICTION Chokshi, Roshani
Kids, Fantasy

Accused of stealing the god of love's bow and arrow, Aru has ten days to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld.

A tale of magic...

Chris Colfer

ON ORDER LARGE PRINT
Fantasy

Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen risks everything by opposing her kingdom's repression of women, but Madame Weatherberry, seeing her potential, invites her to a school where she hopes to change the world's perception of magic.

Walk two moons

Sharon Creech

jFICTION Creech, Sharon
Kids

After her mother leaves home suddenly, as thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

Christopher Paul Curtis

jFICTION Curtis, Christopher Paul
Kids, Historical Fiction

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Bud, not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis

jFICTION Curtis, Christopher Paul
Kids, Historical Fiction

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

The journey of Little Charlie

Christopher Paul Curtis

jFICTION Curtis, Christopher Paul
Kids, Historical Fiction

When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION DiCamillo, Kate
Kids

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION DiCamillo, Kate
Kids, Fantasy

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Raymie nightingale

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION DiCamillo, Kate
Kids

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

Louisiana's way home

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION DiCamillo, Kate
Kids

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

Beverly, right here

Kate DiCamillo

jFICTION DiCamillo, Kate
Kids

"Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her -- and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes" --

The lotterys plus one

Emma Donoghue

jFICTION Donoghue, Emma
Kids, LGBTQ+

Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony--but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay.

Out of my mind

Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper

jFICTION Draper, Sharon M.
Kids

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The birchbark house

Louise Erdrich

jFICTION Erdrich, Louise
Kids, Historical Fiction

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

Focused

Alyson Gerber

jFICTION Gerber, Alyson
Kids

Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do well at school, but has trouble focusing and fellow students are starting to tease her, so her parents have her tested for ADHD.

The last last-day-of-summer

L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles

jFICTION Giles, L. R.
Kids

When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser

jFICTION Glaser, Karina Yan
Kids

Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

The Vanderbeekers and the hidden garden

Karina Yan Glaser

jFICTION Glaser, Karina Yan
Kids

"When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem--in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer"--

Sal & Gabi break the universe

Carlos Alberto Hernandez

jFICTION Hernandez, Carlos Alberto
Kids

In order to heal after his mother's death, thirteen-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things--and people--from other universes.

Flush

Carl Hiaasen

jFICTION Hiaasen, Carl
Kids

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

The night diary

Veera Hiranandani

jFICTION Hiranandani, Veera
Kids

Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

Fish in a tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

jFICTION Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Kids

Sixth-grader Ally excels at covering the fact that she cannot read, but at her seventh school in as many years she is challenged to admit she needs help.

Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother Rodrick from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.

Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother's other ideas.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future.

Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

"Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to Christmas"--

Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Trying to find a partner for the Valentine's Day dance, Greg finds solace in the fact that his best friend Rowley also doesn't have a date, but an unexpected twist might turn his night around.

Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

"Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?"--

Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley's town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free, but modern life has its conveniences, and Greg is not cut out for an old-fashioned world.

Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley's mom wants him to take a break from video games while Halloween approaches and he comes up with an idea to make a movie.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the meltdown

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.

Diary of a wimpy kid : wrecking ball

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort.

To the moon : the true story of the American heroes on the Apollo 8 spaceship

Jeffrey Kluger

j629.454 Kluger
Kids, Nonfiction

The inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed American spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon.

A wrinkle in time

Madeleine L'Engle

jFICTION L'Engle, Madeleine
Kids, Science Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg's and Charles' scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel.

Inside out & back again

Thanhha Lai

jFICTION Lai, Thanhha
Kids, Historical Fiction, Poetry

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Dragon pearl

Yoon Ha Lee

jFICTION Lee, Yoon Ha
Kids, Fantasy

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

jFICTION Lewis, C. S.
Kids, Classics, Fantasy

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Number the stars

Lois Lowry

jFICTION Lowry, Lois
Kids, Historical Fiction

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

The giver

Lois Lowry

jFICTION Lowry, Lois
Kids, Science Fiction

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Merci Suárez changes gears

Meg Medina

jFICTION Medina, Meg
Kids

Merci Suárez relies on her close, extended family as she goes through many changes during her sixth-grade year at Florida's Seaward Pines Academy.

The stars beneath our feet

David Barclay Moore

jFICTION Moore, David Barclay
Kids

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

Keith O'Brien

j629.130922 O'Brien
Kids, Nonfiction

"High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"--

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell

jFICTION O'Dell, Scott
Kids, Classics, Historical Fiction

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Hatchet

Gary Paulsen

jFICTION Paulsen, Gary
Kids, Adventure

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy

Wilson Rawls

jFICTION Rawls, Wilson
Kids

A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.

The house that Lou built

Mae Respicio

jFICTION Respicio, Mae
Kids

Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.

As brave as you

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds, Jason
Kids

Eleven-year-old Genie develops a special bond with his grandfather when he and his brother travel from Brooklyn for a month-long stay with their grandparents in rural Virginia.

Ghost

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds, Jason
Kids

"Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"--

Sunny

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds, Jason
Kids

Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

Patina

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds, Jason
Kids

"Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash and was chosen for the Defenders "Patty" Jones is the fastest girl on the Defenders, an elite middle school track team. She runs for many reasons -- like to escape the taunts from the kids at her new school. She runs from the reason WHY she's not able to live with her "real" mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom's legs will one day take her away forever. And so Patty's also running for her mom. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds, it's building up a pretty bad attitude as well. But Coach won't tolerate that; no day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay... where you have to depend on other people? How's she going to do THAT?"--Page [4] of cover.

Lu

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds, Jason
Kids

"Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"--

The lightning thief

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

The sea of monsters

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

The Titan's curse

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.

The battle of the Labyrinth

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

The last Olympian

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon.

The lost hero

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

The son of Neptune

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.

The mark of Athena

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

"The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death"--

The house of Hades

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

"Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process"--

The blood of Olympus

Rick Riordan

jFICTION Riordan, Rick
Kids, Fantasy

The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood.

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terrors.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J. K. Rowling

jFICTION Rowling, J. K.
Kids, Fantasy

Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldermort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.

Esperanza rising

Pam Muñoz Ryan

jFICTION Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Kids

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Holes

Louis Sachar

jFICTION Sachar, Louis
Kids

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything

Martin W. Sandler

j629.454 Sandler
Kids, Nonfiction

"A nation in need of hope, the most powerful rocket ever launched, and the first three men to break the bounds of Earth: Apollo 8 was headed to the moon. In 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth, America's rival in the Cold War claimed victory on a new frontier. The Space Race had begun, and the United States was losing. Closer to home, a decade of turbulence would soon have Americans reeling, with the year 1968 alone seeing the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy as well as many violent clashes between police and protesters. Americans desperately needed something good to believe in, and NASA's mission to orbit Earth in Apollo 8 and test a lunar landing module was being planned for the end of the year. But with four months to go and the module behind schedule, the CIA discovered that the USSR was preparing to send its own mission around the moon -- another crucial victory in the Space Race -- and it was clearly time for a change of plan. In a volume full of astonishing full-color photographs, including the iconic Earthrise photo, Martin W. Sandler unfolds an incredible chapter in U.S. history: Apollo 8 wouldn't just orbit Earth, it would take American astronauts to see the dark side of the moon"--

Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space

Margot Lee Shetterly

j510.922 Lee Shetterly
Kids, Nonfiction

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.

The mysterious Benedict Society and the riddle of ages

Trenton Lee Stewart

ON ORDER LARGE PRINT
Kids, Science Fiction

"After starring in three adventures, the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance haven't had a mission together in some time. But with the arrival of a new Society member--and a new threat--they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the return of the villainous Mr. Curtain and his Ten Men and a formidable enemy with a mystifying ability to track their every move." -- publisher's description.

Astrophysics for young people in a hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

j523.01 Tyson
Kids, Nonfiction, Science

"From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers"--

The bridge home

Padma Venkatraman

jFICTION Venkatraman, Padma
Kids

Life is harsh in Chennai's teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, eleven-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are in this uncaring, dangerous world. Fortunately, the girls find shelter--and friendship--on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while making a living scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and take pride in too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.

What the dog knows : [scent, science, and the amazing ways dogs perceive the world]

Cat Warren

j636.70886 Warren
Kids, Nonfiction, Animals

"In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others. But he's only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. That's a group that includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs, and dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers. What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities."--Back cover.

One crazy summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

jFICTION Williams-Garcia, Rita
Kids, Historical Fiction

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Clayton Byrd goes underground

Rita Williams-Garcia

jFICTION Williams-Garcia, Rita
Kids

Feeling most alive when he's playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road.

Harbor me

Jacqueline Woodson

jFICTION Woodson, Jacqueline
Kids

"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--

Brown girl dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

jBIOGRAPHY Woodson, Jacqueline
Kids, Memoir, Nonfiction

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Jacqueline Woodson always felt half way home. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s.

Front desk

Kelly Yang

jFICTION Yang, Kelly
Kids

Recent immigrants from China, desperate for money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown Southern California motel for skinflint Mr. Yao, whose son is the only other Chinese American in Mia's class.

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

Malala Yousafzai

jBIOGRAPHY Yousafzai, Malala
Kids, Memoir, Nonfiction

Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Balley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Shouting at the rain

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

jFICTION Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Kids

Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.

Endurance : my year in space and how I got there

Scott Kelly

j629.45092 Kelly
Kids, Nonfiction, Science

Adapted from the memoir of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space.